Trail Guides and Books
This history of the creation of the Charles River basin was the subject of the guest speaker at the 2004 Conservators annual dinner.
The Villages of Newton in 1889
This website has excerpts from the book in pdf format that cover the following areas:
Perfect for family nature walks, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wild-life watching, these 47 walks focus on the southeast region of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod.
Includes a 1-mile walk in Hemlock Gorge.
The author gave the Spring 2001 lecture.
Spend 12 months getting to know Newton’s parks with the Newton Conservators Almanac.
The Boston Globe said this book about Bullough’s Pond is “an extraordinary book, a combination of polemic and all-encompassing scholarship.”
This book was the subject of the Spring 2002 lecture.
Contains a 19-mile tour of Newton and Brookline.
This book was the subject of the Fall 2002 lecture.
This book is set in a utopian community and was written after Hawthorne lived at Brook Farm.
This book also provides information about canoing the Charles River and hiking near its banks. It includes USGS maps of the entire length of the Charles.